Sunday, April 19, 2020

54 Amazing Photos Show Everyday Life in the U.S During the 1940s




Tucson on Saturday afternoon, Arizona, Feb. 1940



Bull and whiskered leader Loudoun co., Virginia, September 1940



Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Jun. 1940



Lagoon and Orange, San Francisco Fair Flowers, California, June 1940



Little girls at Mammoth, Arizona, May 1940



Rodeo parade, Tucson, Arizona, Feb. 23, 1940



Proud grandpa watches solo rope skip, New Harmony, Indiana, Apr. 16, 1941



Girls along lake shore Chicago, Illinois, July 20, 1941



Hyde Park schoolgirls at Promontory, Chicago, Illinois, June 27, 1941



Residents of lower Clinton St., NYC, Sep. 27, 1941



Looking up Fulton St. from South St., New York City, Sep. 27, 1941




 Looking up into Financial District from South Ferry, Wall Street, NYC, Jun. 6, 1941



Moppet poses after getting pennies, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 2, 1941



Stores near corner of Broome St. and Baruch Place, Lower East Side, NYC, Sep. 27, 1941



Street in Negro section, Vieux Carre, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 5, 1941



The Flying Concellos hang out their wash at the 1941 Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 2, 1941



The old Fulton Market Manhattan's Lower East Side on Saturday afternoon, Sep. 27, 1941



Three men from South Ferry flophouses at Battery Park, NYC, Jun. 6, 1941



TWA Stratoliner refuels at Chicago airport Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 10, 1941



View up Royal St. in the morning, New Orleans. New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 5, 1941



Yoked cattle pull an Alabama farm wagon, Eutaw, Nov. 1, 1941



A busy corner of Pearl St. at noon, NYC, Oct. 7, 1942



 A corner on west Canal St., NYC, Oct. 4, 1942



A street in New York's Chinatown, Sidewalk along Chinese store fronts, NYC, Oct. 7, 1942



Collecting the salvage on lower East Side, NYC, Oct. 4, 1942



Crowd gathers during Salvage collection in lower East Side, NYC, Oct. 4, 1942



 Hot sweet potatoes on Sidewalk store, NYC, Oct. 4, 1942



Polish-American parade west bound on Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Illinois, May 3, 1942



Portable soft drink stand at Bowling Green, NYC, Oct. 1, 1942



Poverty, young and old, black and white, Lower East Side, NYC, Oct. 4, 1942



S.O. Building seen from Battery Park, NYC, Oct. 1, 1942



Statue of de Peyster, Bowling Green, NYC, Oct. 1, 1942



Two views looking up a street of many races, lower Manhattan, NYC, Oct. 3, 1942



Two views looking up a street of many races, lower Manhattan, NYC, Oct. 3, 1942



Up 4th Ave. from Astor Place, Cooper Union at right, NYC, Oct. 7, 1942



West side of Broadway from Bowling Green, NYC, Oct. 1, 1942



White horses draw white coach at Bowling Green on Broadway Street, NYC, Oct. 1, 1942



Couple in garden of Wooded Island, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1944



 North State St., Pure Oil Building in backyard, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1944



1905 Cadillac and early Oldsmobile at Rosenwald Museum, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 15, 1945



An early model Cadillac is groomed for 50th anniversary of auto-race, Chicago, Illinois, Sep. 11, 1945



Old and new tow-boats at Mt. Vernon wharf, Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Oct. 12, 1945



 Mother and daughter feed ducks, Jackson Park Lagoon, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 15, 1946



University Club from Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 30, 1946



Liliput Float Circus, Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 2, 1947



Tractor and Combine for Soybeans Hagerman farm West of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Oct. 11, 1947



High water blocks Indiana Hwy 69 near Greathouse school, Point Township, Posey County, Indiana, April 23, 1948



Wrigley Building seen from Michigan and Water, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 17, 1948



 Confectionary cart at Lexington & Dekalb, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 28, 1949



Cows near Bordick, Indiana, Jun. 24, 1949



Food and drink store at 1000 Maxwell St., Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 1, 1949



Main St. of old town Shawneetown, Illinois, May 16, 1949



Store building at 244 Esat 35th St., Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 12, 1949



Popcorn wagon at Hoyne and Adams, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 29, 1949



(Photos by Charles Weever Cushman)










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